POSTED: April 9th 2014

IOC President Bach: We are on the frontier of change

IOC President Bach speaking at the opening ceremony of the SportAccord / IOC/Mine Kasapoglu
IOC President Bach speaking at the opening ceremony of the SportAccord / IOC/Mine Kasapoglu

LAURA WALDEN in Belek / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach expressed his support for the SportAccord Convention and organization speaking at the opening ceremony in Belek, Turkey. The annual event is gathering experts in the world of sport, including leaders of International Federations, businesses, lawyers, broadcasters and rights-holders.

This year has proved to be a watershed edition as it marks Bach’s first year as IOC President and Marius Vizer’s first event as SportAccord President. Consequently two men on a mission to revamp their organizations and Bach spoke to the sports movement about his Olympic Agenda 2020 process, an ongoing dialogue on the future of the Olympic Movement, to make the way for the future.

 “We are on the frontier of change on multiple fronts, facing new and exciting opportunities that are transforming our world,” said the President. “But at the same time we are also facing new threats and challenges that we must confront and overcome together.

“It is through this Agenda that all of us can work together.

“Such cooperation and this Olympic Agenda will make sport much stronger and even more relevant for the years to come.”

Bach also noted on the very changing world that we live in and the challenges that it puts on the ever more overloaded sports calendar of events and activities.

The IOC is convening the Executive Board for two days of meetings back to back with the SportAccord Convention and will get updates on organizers of the future Olympic Games, Rio 2016, PyeongChang 2018, Tokyo 2020 and the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG).

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